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Exploring interactive furniture with EmotoCouch


Mennicken, Sarah; Brush, A J Bernheim; Roseway, Asta; Scott, James (2014). Exploring interactive furniture with EmotoCouch. In: UbiComp Adjunct '14, Seattle, WA, USA, 13 September 2014 - 17 September 2014, 1-4.

Abstract

People respond emotionally to other people, animals, or even objects like furniture. While current furniture is static in appearance, embedded electronics can enable furniture to change its appearance. A couch could show excitement during a party or anger when a pet scratches it. But would emotional furniture delight or annoy people? To explore the potential for emotional furniture, we built EmotoCouch. Through colored light, visual patterns, and haptic feedback, EmotoCouch expresses six emotional states: Excited, Happy, Calm, Depressed/Sad, Afraid, and Angry. This video describes the construction of EmotoCouch, feedback gathered through surveys and user interviews, and shows example EmotoCouch usage situations.

Abstract

People respond emotionally to other people, animals, or even objects like furniture. While current furniture is static in appearance, embedded electronics can enable furniture to change its appearance. A couch could show excitement during a party or anger when a pet scratches it. But would emotional furniture delight or annoy people? To explore the potential for emotional furniture, we built EmotoCouch. Through colored light, visual patterns, and haptic feedback, EmotoCouch expresses six emotional states: Excited, Happy, Calm, Depressed/Sad, Afraid, and Angry. This video describes the construction of EmotoCouch, feedback gathered through surveys and user interviews, and shows example EmotoCouch usage situations.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:17 September 2014
Deposited On:31 Dec 2014 08:46
Last Modified:13 Sep 2017 20:22
Publisher:s.n.
ISBN:978-1-4503-3047-3
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2638728.2638846
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:9887

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